A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology

  • John H. Stone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. James R. O'Dell, Josef S. Smolen, Daniel Aletaha, Dwight R. Robinson, E. William St. Clair
    Pages 1-13
  3. John H. Stone, Eric L. Matteson
    Pages 15-22
  4. Michael H. Weisman
    Pages 23-26
  5. Patience H. White, Patricia Woo, Carol B. Lindsley
    Pages 27-32
  6. Marco Gattorno, Alberto Martini, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Pamela Aubert, Polly J. Ferguson
    Pages 33-49
  7. David A. Cabral, Shirley M. L. Tse
    Pages 51-56
  8. Juergen Braun, David Tak Yan Yu
    Pages 57-65
  9. Christopher Ritchlin, Elinor Mody, Philip Mease, Dafna D. Gladman
    Pages 67-71
  10. Robert D. Inman, Andrew Keat
    Pages 73-76
  11. Janet E. Pope, Philip J. Clements, Daniel E. Furst, Laura K. Hummers, Dinesh Khanna, Maureen D. Mayes et al.
    Pages 77-95
  12. Mark A. Perazella, Janet E. Pope, Shawn E. Cowper
    Pages 97-106
  13. Manuel Ramos-Casals, Troy E. Daniels, Robert I. Fox, John P. Whitcher, George E. Fragoulis, Fotini N. Skopouli et al.
    Pages 107-130
  14. Michelle Petri, Rachel Abuav, Dimitrios Boumpas, Fiona Goldblatt, David Isenberg, Grant J. Anhalt et al.
    Pages 131-159
  15. Earl D. Silverman
    Pages 161-167
  16. Robert W. Hoffman
    Pages 169-172
  17. David P. D'Cruz, Munther Khamashta
    Pages 173-180
  18. Megan E. B. Clowse, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman
    Pages 181-190
  19. Ira N. Targoff, Chester V. Oddis, Paul H. Plotz, Frederick W. Miller, Mark Gourley
    Pages 191-199
  20. Ann M. Reed, Clarissa A. Pilkington, Brian M. Feldman, Lauren M. Pachman, Lisa G. Rider
    Pages 201-209
  21. David A. Chad, Peter Siao
    Pages 211-218
  22. Anne H. Rowley, Seza Ozen, Robert P. Sundel, Frank T. Saulsbury
    Pages 219-229
  23. Hasan Yazici, Yusuf Yazici
    Pages 231-238
  24. Andrew Churg, Ulrich Specks, John H. Stone
    Pages 239-244
  25. John H. Stone, Shoichi Ozaki, Karina Keogh, Ulrich Specks, Carol A. Langford, Niels Rasmussen et al.
    Pages 245-267
  26. Dimitrios Vassilopoulos
    Pages 269-273
  27. John H. Stone
    Pages 275-284
  28. James R. Stone, Misha Pless, Carlo Salvarani, Nicolo Pipitone, Simmons Lessell, John H. Stone
    Pages 285-304
  29. Eamonn S. Molloy, John H. Stone, Carol A. Langford
    Pages 305-310
  30. Eric L. Matteson, John H. Stone
    Pages 317-323
  31. Eric L. Matteson, John H. Stone
    Pages 325-333
  32. Harvinder S. Luthra
    Pages 335-339
  33. Daniel Clauw, Don L. Goldenberg
    Pages 341-349
  34. Bruce N. Cronstein, Michael H. Pillinger
    Pages 351-354
  35. Hyon K. Choi
    Pages 355-359
  36. N. Lawrence Edwards, Terence Gibson, Robert A. Terkeltaub
    Pages 361-367
  37. Ann K. Rosenthal, Robert A. Terkeltaub
    Pages 369-376
  38. James T. Rosenbaum, George N. Papaliodis
    Pages 377-384
  39. Yuri Agrawal, Howard W. Francis
    Pages 385-392
  40. Kenneth G. Saag, Sarah L. Morgan, Amy H. Warriner
    Pages 393-404
  41. Margaret Seton
    Pages 405-408
  42. Robert P. Baughman, Elyse E. Lower
    Pages 409-420
  43. Nancy E. Lane, Roy D. Altman
    Pages 421-431
  44. Joseph J. Biundo, W. Neal Roberts, Atul Deodhar
    Pages 433-446
  45. Rajiv K. Dixit, Joseph H. Schwab
    Pages 447-459
  46. George H. Sack Jr
    Pages 461-466
  47. Fransiska Malfait, Anne De Paepe
    Pages 467-475
  48. Michael G. Zywiel, Mike S. McGrath, Michael A. Mont
    Pages 477-483
  49. Back Matter
    Pages 485-493

About this book


A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a rich assemblage of the clinical wisdom of expert rheumatologists from a whole range of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of wisdom, or ‘pearls’ gained from collective clinical experience about the diagnosis or treatment of various diseases whilst also aiming to debunk certain myths that have influenced the practice of many clinicians but have proven false.

The pithy style of writing ensures that the reader thoroughly enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and therapeutic guidance. In addition, an abundance of illustrations, including 300 clinical photographs, significantly augments the reader’s understanding of these ‘pearls’.

With contributions from 126 authors across the various subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a total of more than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this book truly provides the corpus of current clinical wisdom in rheumatology.

Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is Clinical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He has pioneered a great deal of clinical research in rheumatology, particularly in the area of systemic vasculitis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John H. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical RheumatologyMassachusetts General HospitalBoston

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-933-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-934-9
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